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County green lights stop signs

Trees limit vision at rural intersection

 Citing limited visibility, the Barton County Commission Monday morning approved the placement of stop signs at the intersection of NW 70 Avenue and NW 20 Road.

“It’s very blind right now,” County Engineer Barry McManaman said. “You can’t see anybody coming until you are right on it.”

The junction of the gravel roads is in Buffalo Township about seven miles northwest of Great Bend and McManaman was asked by the Road and Bridge Department to determine if signs were warranted due to the limited sight distance. “There’s a large number of trees,” he told commissioners.

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